NICO ROSBERG

  • Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd practice April 17, 2015

    Sakhir: Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The German, who has been beaten by the double Formula One world champion in all three races so far this season, topped the timesheets with a...
  • Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No 1 status April 17, 2015

    Manama: World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested 'number one' driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited 'without any issues' in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Five days after beating Rosberg at the Chinese Grand Prix to extend his lead...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to do his talking on the track in Bahrain April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Nico Rosberg knows it is time he started grabbing headlines again for what he does on the track, rather than for what he says off it. The German driver lost his composure at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, berating his Mercedes engineers and accusing teammate Lewis Hamilton of purposefully...
  • Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument April 15, 2015

    Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at the prospect of Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg renewing battle at their desert circuit this weekend. Last year the pair served up a thriller under the Sakhir floodlights and now, after each accused the other of...
  • Latest Mercedes rift perfect for resurgent Sebastian Vettel April 15, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel knows all about rifts with a team-mate, and he may secretly hope the latest acrimony between world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate continues to grow at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Only three races into the Formula One season, Mercedes is playing down a new spat between...
  • Nico Rosberg should have tried harder, says Lewis Hamilton April 14, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton has suggested he is mentally tougher than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and questioned how hard the German really tried to beat him in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. In comments that will do little to ease tensions between the pair ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, the double Formula...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton April 13, 2015

    Nico Rosberg may not have lost the plot, as some suggested in the wake of his outburst against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he is feeling the heat. The German's accusation that the world champion had been selfishly slow as he cruised to a pole-to-flag victory...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton holds off Nico Rosberg for 5th Chinese GP pole April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: If Mercedes was concerned about the progress of chief rival Ferrari this Formula One season, its drivers didn't show it during qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were far ahead of the rest of the field, with Hamilton edging his Mercedes teammate for pole position...
  • Formula One: Mercedes top in practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the leaderboard as expected after the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, more than one second faster than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in third. Hamilton set the fastest time in the morning session at 1 minute, 39.033 seconds, about...
  • Wounded Mercedes keen to bite back in China April 8, 2015

    Mercedes will be looking to reassert their Formula One dominance at the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend after the team received the loudest of wake-up calls in Malaysia by Sebastian Vettel's revitalised Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two ahead of Nico Rosberg in the season opener in Melbourne last month,...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to end Mercedes streak March 29, 2015

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice March 28, 2015

    Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of...
  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton suffers engine issue in first practice at Malaysian GP March 27, 2015

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit. Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 minutes into the 90-minute session, and radioed back to the pit-wall that...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...
  • Team by team analysis of Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2015

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne (listed in current championship order): MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Nico Rosberg 2) Double world champion Hamilton picked up where he left off. His 34th career win, second in Australia, and from pole position. Mercedes have now won the...
  • Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes' dominance was almost embarrassing for the team's drivers. World champion Lewis Hamilton may have finished only 1.3 seconds ahead of team mate...
  • Australian Grand Prix reduced to 14 cars March 15, 2015

    Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix got under way on Sunday on a farcical note with only 14 cars left in the race after the opening lap. Just 15 were able to line up on the grid due to a rash of technical failures and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado then crashed his...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability problems. Pole-sitter Hamilton started from a grid reduced to 15 cars from a possible...
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix March 14, 2015

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking pole position for the Formula One season-opening race at the Australia Grand Prix with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying. Last season's F1 champion set a time of 1 minute, 26.327 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate...
  • Mercedes dominate Formula One practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers dominated Friday's practice sessions for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix as expected, while other teams wrestled with mechanical problems, and even a legal dispute. Nico Rosberg set the day's fastest time during the second practice session at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit, just a tenth of a second ahead...
  • Mercedes duo expect front row battle in Australia March 13, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton expects qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix to be another fierce battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after being shaded by a tenth of a second by the German during practice on Friday. Mercedes enjoyed the perfect start to the new Formula One season, with world runner-up Rosberg pipping...
  • Mercedes dominate opening F1 practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers lived up to expectations by setting the fastest times in Friday's opening practice session at the Australian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg set the best time of 1 minute, 29. 557 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, just three hundredths of a second ahead of team-mate and reigning world champion...
  • Five things to watch as F1 2015 season begins March 12, 2015

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico...
  • Profiles of teams and drivers for the 2015 Formula One season March 11, 2015

    The evidence of pre-season testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs the rest. The switch of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Ferrari, and Fernando Alonso from Ferrari back to McLaren, will provide interesting subplots, but the...
  • F1: Mercedes will not end Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry, says Toto Wolff March 9, 2015

    Paris: Mercedes will not try to halt the fierce rivalry between Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff told AFP. The feud that came to a head when Rosberg drove into Hamilton on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps last August...
  • Lewis Hamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing March 1, 2015

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One pre-season testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to the session-best lap, a day after team-mate Nico Rosberg was quickest on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Hamilton, however,...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides February 27, 2015

    Spain: Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top...
  • Nico Rosberg saddened by German GP uncertainty February 4, 2015

    Nico Rosberg had little to worry about in Formula One's pre-season testing on Tuesday, completing 151 trouble-free laps for Mercedes at Jerez, but did express concern about the uncertainty hanging over his home German Grand Prix. Germany has a race scheduled for July 19 but neither the Nuerburgring nor Hockenheim circuit...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to resume battle with Lewis Hamilton February 3, 2015

    London: Nico Rosberg says he has sharpened his knives for the new Formula One season and is ready to take on champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and anyone else who fancies their title chances. The German, runner-up last year as Hamilton collected his second crown, told the official formula1.com website that...